Christmas services: Candlelit masses, pageants, music and celebrations

by beth on December 23, 2013

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For many in town, this week is about a lot more than hanging the stockings by the chimney with care.

Here are the masses and festivities planned by churches in town for Christmas Eve and morning.

Christmas Eve Services

Tuesday, December 24, 2013:

Chinese Gospel Church of Massachusetts (website)

  • Joint Christmas Eve Service: 7:30 pm

The Church of Saint Anne (website)

  • Vigil of Christmas: 5:00, 7:00 and 11:00 pm

First Community Church (website)

  • Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: 6:30 pm

Pilgrim Congregational Church (website)

  • Pageant Service 7:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Candlight Service 10:00 – 11:00 pm
  • Jesus’ birthday party 11:00 pm – midnight

20131223_st_marks_church_christmas_pageant (201x300)St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (website)

  • Children’s Christmas pageant with Eucharist: 4:00 pm
  • Festival Holy Eucharist with choir at Christmas Eve at 10:00 pm (music prelude begins at 9:45 pm)

Saint Matthew Parish (website)

  • Children’s Pageant: 4:00 pm
  • Mass: 4:00, 5:30, and 10:00 pm
  • Brass Quartet Concert: 9:00 pm

Christmas Day Services

Wednesday, December 25, 2013:

The Church of Saint Anne (website)

  • The Nativity of the Lord: 8:30 am and 10:30 am

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (website)

  • Holy Eucharist with carols: 10:00 am

Saint Matthew Parish (website)

  • Mass: 7:30, 9:00, and 11:00 am

(Candle photo posted to Flickr by Marcuss Hansson. Photo of “shepherds” from St. Mark’s Episcopal Church website)

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